Monday, February 11, 2008


Cosmo tagged me. Read the post and the concept here. I don't go in for this sort of thing big time but this one captured my imagination. The task:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five other people.

My imagination was captured because I had just finished Carl Hiaasen's Lucky You and in case you don't know (go out and buy his everything - now) he is just about the funniest American everglade slacker crime writer there is. One in three sentences would give good odds of a gag. I hadn't yet put it away as I normally give my finished Hiassen's to friend Richard. I sort of wonder if Cosmo expected theology.

Here are sentences 5-7 on page 123. I've read the instructions carefully and I'm still not sure if sentences 5-7 or 6-8 are intended.

'He'd slapped JoLayne across the face when, with ample evidence, she accused him of extorting sex from female motorists. The very next morning Robert found a live pygmy rattlesnake curled up in his underwear drawer, a discovery that impelled him to hop and screech about the bedroom. JoLayne Lucks gingerly collected the snake and released it in a nearby pasture.'

So who to tag? OK.


Steve Clarke

David Keen

Mr Gnome



Cosmo said...

I wasn't expecting anything! I'm just pleased that you took part.

An intriguing scenario!

Mike Peatman said...

OK, Steve

I have now done my bit. Let's see what happens next

dmk said...

me too, though I had a bit of trouble thinking of bogs I didn't normally link to. 1 refusal out of 2 replies so far